Archive for June, 2018


Posted in School on June 30th, 2018 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The elementary school again held a fun Bingo night back in March. Jen got Bingo on the first card. Unfortunately, so did Leah’s friend and birthday buddy Grace. Sadly, Grace won the call off.

Bingo winner

Jen didn’t win the call off for the outdoor prize package, but she did get a $25 Target gift card as a consolation prize.

Consolation prize

These fifth graders enjoyed their last Bingo of elementary school.

Fifth graders

Jen won again! This time, she won a raffle for 2 tickets to Luray Caverns.

Win again


Posted in Molly, School on June 30th, 2018 by c-had – Be the first to comment

I got to speak at STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to all the fifth graders about software and my job. I spoke last year to both of the girls’ grades (though it was just STEM last year), so I had to do something even better this year.


We did some live coding to give them a feel of coding.

Live coding

We also programmed a scene in QLab (both audio and lights) live.

Live QLab

The kids seemed to really enjoy it. It can be tough to get kids excited about programming in a talk, but it helps when you’ve got a fun application (sound, video, and light effects).

Easter and more birthday

Posted in Celebrations, Leah, Molly on June 29th, 2018 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Back in April, we had a lovely Easter. The girls put out baskets for the Easter Bunny. Leah decided she needed to leave a note for the Easter Bunny with a very specific request. I think it was too specific, as the Easter Bunny did not grant it.

Easter Bunny note

Their Easter baskets may not have had a narwhal squishy, but they both did get squishes (and lots of other goodies).

Easter morning

Leah’s gotten into string tricks, and loved this book and string to learn more.

String tricks

After church, we went over to Grams’s house for some family time. This included the whole Sellers side, as well as G’Mom and Grampa who had come in town for Molly’s birthday. It was a beautiful day, so the girls and I headed outside for a little fun on a flat road.

Leah has had her Heelys for months, but struggled to use them and stopped trying soon after getting them. However, now that Molly had some too, Leah was determined to master the skill. She got it in no time, and the two of them rolled all over the place.

Sister skating

Molly praised the Lord for her new Heelys when she got to use them on Easter. At the end of Grams’s street, there’s a quiet, flat circle that was perfect for rolling around.

Hallelujah for Heelys

Leah warmed up enough to take off her jacket.

Leah rolling

The girls were excited to wear the new dresses that Jen made them for Easter.

Heely sisters

Tongue out balancing

Not only did we celebrate Easter, we celebrated Molly’s birthday again. This began with presents.


Happy birthday girl

No birthday celebration would be complete with a cupcake and an evil grin.


Also, Grams got a new dog. Her name is Roxanne.


And here’s the Sellers family.

Sellers family Easter photo

And the Batson family.

Batson family Easter photo

Molly’s actual birthday

Posted in Celebrations, Molly on June 28th, 2018 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The past few months have been very busy, and I’ve failed to post anything to our blog. So, now I’m going to catch up. Over the next couple weeks I’ll catch you guys up on everything we’ve had going on with hopefully a couple of posts per day. So, let’s pretend it’s April, and pick up from Molly’s birthday party.

Molly’s actual birthday was the week after her party, and she was very excited to be 11 (and to receive a bunch of awesome presents).

Actual birthday

Molly’s gotten very into drawing, and was happy to get a sketchbook and some nice colored pencils.


After her Harry Potter party, these Harry Potter earrings were a hit.

Harry Potter Earrings

Leah got Heelys for her birthday back in September, and Molly’s wanted some ever since. Thanks to G’Mom and Grampa, she’s now got some too.


After presents, we went out for lunch to Eggspectation. She was excited about this delicious birthday dessert.

Birthday lunch